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Bihar RS Polls: BJP slams RJD-JD (U) alliance

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Wednesday slammed the RJD- JD (U) alliance in Bihar for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. Hussain said that Bihar's Former CM Nitish Kumar asked for votes from the people of Bihar against Lalu but is now asking for his support. Hussain also said that the RJD-JD (U) alliance cannot overpower BJP in Bihar as it did not receive proper majority. Jun 18, 2014
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Bihar RS polls: RJD will support JD (U) says Lalu

Patna, June 18 (ANI): RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said that his party will support Janata Dal United JD (U) in the upcoming Rajya Sabha bye-elections in Bihar. The two JD (U) nominees, diplomat-politician Pawan Varma and Gulam Rasool Balyawi, are facing stiff challenge from Independents - real estate baron Anil Sharma and Sabir Ali, who are being backed by party rebels and the BJP. Jun 18, 2014
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Cabinet approved decision of abolishing GoMs: RS Prasad

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday highlighted a major decision taken by the Cabinet in its meeting under the Prime Minister. Prasad said that Cabinet has supported the decision of abolition of Group of Ministers and they have ceased to exist. He added that the Prime Minister will intervene when required. Jun 18, 2014
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Car bomb kills seven in Shiite area of Baghdad

A car bomb in a market in the predominantly Shiite north Baghdad area of Sadr City killed at least seven people Tuesday evening, security and medical officials said. Duration: 00:38 Jun 18, 2014
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Gaza's armed factions vow to avenge West Bank 'oppression'

On Tuesday, members of all the armed factions in the Gaza Strip -- except the Islamic Jihad -- expressed support for "any effort of Palestinian resistance" and vowed revenge for Israel's "criminal" West Bank actions. Duration: 00:52 Jun 18, 2014
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Politicos disapprove BJPs demand of governors resignation

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday condemned ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after it demanded resignation of governors appointed by previous Congress government. CPI leader, Atul Anjan, said the BJP has equated the post of governor to that of a security guard. Congress leader, P.C. Chacko, downplayed the issue. Meanwhile, NCP leader, Tariq Anwar, said BJP’s decision is incorrect and must be condemned. Jun 18, 2014
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Families of nationals stranded in Iraq urge government to ensure their safe return

Amritsar, June 18 (ANI): Families of nationals stranded in Mosul and Tikrit, overrun by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), demanded early return of their children, as they urged the Indian government to take adequate steps in the regard. Parents and relatives of the stranded Indian nationals on Wednesday visited Sikh shrine in Amritsar and prayed for their release. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters who aim to build a Muslim caliphate across the Iraqi-Syrian frontier launched their revolt by seizing Mosul and swept through the Tigris valley towards Baghdad. Jun 18, 2014
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Women Congress workers gun for Nihal Chand's ouster

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Women Congress workers gathered in front of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters to demand the removal of Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers, Nihal Chand Meghwal, who is an accused in a sexual assault case. A 20-year-old married woman had filed a complaint accusing her husband and his friends, including the Union Minister, of sexual assault. Jun 18, 2014
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Sprinter Dutee Chand returns home after winning gold medals in Asian Junior Athletics Championship

Bhubaneswar, June 18 (ANI): Sprinter Dutee Chand received rousing welcome at the Odisha airport after winning two gold medals in Asian Junior Athletics Championship held in China. Chand bagged medals in 200 metre race and 4X400 relay events, which concluded in Taipei city on June 15. The 18-year-old gold medallist coached by N. Ramesh, won women 200 metres with a time of 23.74 metres. Chand is the current national champion in Women's 100 metres track and field event. Jun 18, 2014
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40 Indians kidnapped in Iraq, No ransom calls received: MEA

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday highlighted the issue of Iraq crisis where many Indians are also stuck. Akbaruddin said that 40 Indians have been kidnapped in Iraq’s Mosul but the authorities did not receive any ransom calls for their release. He added that out of the 46 Indian nurses in Iraq, many wanted to stay back but assistance will be provided to those who want to come back to India. He also assured that every effort will be made to save Indian nationals in Iraq. Jun 18, 2014
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No decision yet on govt formation in Delhi: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday indicated that there was no decision taken on forming a BJP-led Government in Delhi in his meeting with BJP MLAs at his residence. There were reports claiming that several MLAs from the Congress and the AAP have been receiving phone calls, financial incentives in order to join BJP to form the government in Delhi. BJP was said to form government without going for fresh elections. The Delhi Legislative Assembly is in suspended animation and President's rule had been imposed in the national capital owing to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as CM after a 49-day long rule. Jun 18, 2014
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Want investigation in Jiah Khan's death to get over soon: Aditya Pancholi

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Actor Aditya Pancholi on Wednesday said he wanted the investigation over the death of actress Jiah Khan to be over soon and added that a SIT has been formed to probe the case. Aditya's son Suraj Pancholi had been arrested on the charge of abetting Khan's suicide, and had later been granted bail. The mother of the Bollywood actress, Rabiya Khan, has called on the new Indian Government to re-investigate her daughter's death, which took place last year, alleging that she had been murdered. Jun 18, 2014
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Safety remains priority for Japanese firms

Japan, June 18 (ANI): Keeping safety is integral part of modern society. Be it the transaction of credit, safe delivery of goods or protection of passengers – the Japanese firms keep safety as priority. JCB, a credit card company secures customer’s transaction. Jun 18, 2014
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India-Russia talks warm, cordial and wide ranging: MEA

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday laid stress upon the bilateral talks between India and Russia during a meeting of India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj with Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry O Rogozin. Akbaruddin said that talks between both leaders were warm and cordial besides being wide ranging. He added that India has proposed to have an India trade show in Moscow in September. Jun 18, 2014
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Families of nationals stranded in Iraq urge government to ensure their safe return

Amritsar, June 18 (ANI): Families of nationals stranded in Mosul and Tikrit, overrun by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), demanded early return of their children, as they urged the Indian government to take adequate steps in the regard. Parents and relatives of the stranded Indian nationals on Wednesday visited Sikh shrine in Amritsar and prayed for their release. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters who aim to build a Muslim caliphate across the Iraqi-Syrian frontier launched their revolt by seizing Mosul and swept through the Tigris valley towards Baghdad. Jun 18, 2014